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  • Plastics And The Plastic Age

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    referred to as the plastic age (Cózar et al 2014). Plastic is synthetic polymers derived from petroleum (Vikas & Dwarakish 2015), it is lightweight, inexpensive to produce and hailed as an industrial achievement (Detloff & Istel 2016). Moreover, plastic does not decompose, the durable material simply breaks into smaller particles, pervading the water and marine life (Detloff & Istel 2016). Our current society has established a constant consume and discard rhythm, fuelling the ‘plastic economy’. Marine

  • Plastic Pollution

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    What is Plastic Pollution? Plastics are synthetic materials that are made from synthetic resins or organic polymers. Examples of these polymers include nylon, PVC, and polyethylene. Plastic pollution involves the accumulation of plastic products in the environment that adversely affects wildlife, wildlife habitat, and humans. The prominence of plastic pollution is correlated with plastics being inexpensive and durable, which lends to high levels of plastics used by humans. However, it is slow to

  • Disadvantages Of Plastics

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    over one trillion plastic bags are used every year worldwide. Plastic is not biodegradable so for each bag it takes one thousand years to degrade or totally break down. Since plastic was first produced in 1907, humans have generated 8.3 billion metric tons plastic products, that is equivalent to 25,000 empire state buildings or 80 billion blue whales. Plastics have outlasted most man-made materials and have been under environmental scrutiny for quite some time. Although plastic was once regarded

  • Plastic Pollution

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    16 April 2012 Essay III How Plastic Pollution is Out of Control Many individuals underestimate the amount of plastic we use each day. According to the article “Plastic Bags Wars”, “the world consumes 1 million plastic shopping bags every minute”. Plastic bags, along with many other types of plastics, have become a leading source of pollution worldwide (Doucette). Captain Charles Moore, founder of the Algalita foundation states that we use two million plastic bottles in the United States every

  • Disadvantages Of Plastic Vs Plastic

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    such as our phones, clothes, shoes, plastic bags, and many more. However we could narrow the materials down to metal-based products, polymer-based products/ plastics, and cellulose-based products/paper. To narrow things even down further so that we could have an argument, plastic and cellulose could both be used to make the same type of material such as containers for juice, containers for food, chairs, tables and many more. With this, we could now compare if plastic or paper is the better material

  • The Dangers Of Plastics And Its Effects Of Plastics

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    mistreatment of our earth is plastic. Most plastics are made from petroleum or natural gas; non-renewable resources extracted and processed using energy-intensive techniques that destroy fragile ecosystems. The manufacture of plastic, as well as its destruction by incineration, pollutes air, land and water, and exposes workers to toxic chemicals, including carcinogens. It’s not news that plastic is harmful to the environment, but how much damage is it really causing? Plastic is everywhere around us and

  • Plastic Pollution And Its Effects

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    and one of the most preventable, plastic pollution. Plastic pollution is an accumulation in the environment of man-made plastic products to the point that they become problematic and harmful to wildlife, wildlife habitats, or human populations. This accumulation is due to the excessive use of plastics, which has become a worldwide issue, and is accountable for approximately 10% of discarded waste. It has been calculated that 275 million metric tons (MT) of plastic waste was produced in 192 coastal

  • The Importance Of Plastic Pollution

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    pollution is a kind which has existed for less than a century, yet it now greatly plagues a significant portion of the Earth: plastic pollution in the oceans. Although it may seem that this issue only endangers the health of marine life, plastic pollution is also harmful to all the species higher up in the food chain including humans. If not properly addressed, then plastic pollution will lead to a rise of significant health issues for both ocean life and humans as the issue escalates in the coming

  • Environmental Effects Of Plastics

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    Plastic never leaves. Also, it's inexorably discovering its way into our seas and onto our shorelines. Huge amounts of plastics are drifting around the sea today — like grocery plastic bags, straws and bottles — are conveyed into the Pacific Sea consistently. Today billions of pounds of plastic can be found in twirling convergences on the world's sea surfaces. Plastics contamination has an immediate and fatal impact on wildlife. A vast amount of seabirds and ocean turtles, seals and other marine

  • Persuasive Speech On Plastics

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    Currently, it is estimated that there are 100 million tons of plastic in oceans around the world. It is expected that another 60 billion pounds will be produced this year alone. In some areas, the buildup of plastics is estimated to span 5 million square miles. I think seventh graders should never pollute and always pick up after themselves and others to help the world and its marine life. I also we’ve made a mess that we need to clean-up. If you walk along the street on the sidewalk or at the beach